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Title: Nutritional composition of breadfruits (Artocarpus spp. and Treculia africana) in Ghana
Authors: Appiah, F.
Oduro, I.
Ellis, W.O.
Keywords: breadfruit
nutrient composition
functional properties
food product formulation
sensory attributes
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Acta Hortic
Citation: Acta Hortic. 1128. ISHS 2016. DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1128.3 XXIX IHC - Proc. Int. Symp. on Horticulture in Developing Countries and World Food Production
Abstract: Artocarpus spp. and Treculia africana are underutilized crops found widely in the tropics. In order to expand their use, their potential for use in food systems was determined by evaluating their physico-chemical properties. Standard procedures were used. Selected food products were then formulated using breadfruit flours as a substitute for conventional wheat flours. The study showed that their protein content ranged between 12.23 and 17.72%, whereas the crude fibre content varied between 1.67 and 2.91%; the carbohydrate content was between 57.00 and 70.15%. Potassium was the predominant mineral, ranging from 533.95 mg 100 g-1 in T. africana to 1313.3 mg 100 g-1 in Artocarpus camansi. Sodium content ranged between 37.5 mg 100 g-1 in A. camansi to 54.0 mg 100 g-1 in T. africana. The iron content was highest in Artocarpus heterophyllus (9.38 mg 100 g-1), while A. camansi had the lowest (2.20 mg 100 g-1). The results showed that the breadfruit species had good nutritional properties that vindicate their use as a stop-gap food. Promoting the production and consumption of breadfruits could help to meet the nutritional needs of consumers.
Description: This article was published in Acta Hortic. 1128. ISHS 2016. DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1128.3 XXIX IHC - Proc. Int. Symp. on Horticulture in Developing Countries and World Food Production Eds.: A. Gracie, M. Taguchi and G. Rogers
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10797
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